Megacon 2016 is here and brings with it a huge turnout of cosplay, celebrity appearances, and some of the coolest merchandise you can get your hands on. From rare collectibles to clothing and that perfect accessory for your costume, Megacon has it all. This show is one not to be missed and there were attendees from all over the USA and other countries.
Every builder or techie has at some point arrived at a search presenting some very flashy and amazing looking towers, from the automated expansion of the H-Tower to the portable durability of the D and H Frame, these cases are well thought out and many times inspired design from other products such as the Ducati and other flashy vehicles. Frame models cost around 200-500 dollars while the H-Tower runs for a whopping 9,000 or more dollars.
rom lighting controls to networking solutions ZyXEL begins their product line with a sturdy and fully functional centerpiece, the router/server. ZyXEL's concern was centered over the ability to harmonize a complete system intelligently with a center "brain"...
Edimax has been known for its networking abilities, from producing home routers to diversifying a corporate headquarters with the full network topology with industrial level routers and hubs. But as we come closer to the future of Edimax we begin to see their vision on how wide they want their hardware to span. Wide enough to potentially cover a full cityscape, and then theory met development. With a few models right now being tested in the city, these wireless devices are capable of spanning out a wireless signal across a large field. Think in the lines any radio frequency method that expands a city like AM and FM,but i speculate a certain frequency range that has both data and integrity dependability.
So with the rise of eSports Gigabyte enters the media centric gaming route by working with Twitch and specializing their Aorus, as George Carlin an American comedian said clearly "We are a warlike people". Thus, the 'warlike' theme continues as the Aorus boasts a camouflage design that is embeded into the plastic itself and not a paintjob on the outside...
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Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Aug 2 2016, 10:38 am
WESTERN DIGITAL INCREASES WD GOLD HARD DRIVES
CAPACITY BY 25 PERCENT
WD Gold Enterprise-class Hard Drives Now Offer up to 10TB Capacity
IRVINE, Calif. – Aug. 2, 2016– Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 10TB for its award-winning WD Gold™ datacenter hard drives. Designed for modern enterprise storage systems, WD Gold 10TB datacenter hard drives feature HelioSeal® helium-technology for high capacity, power efficient storage for datacenter environments.
WD Gold datacenter hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications – including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount datacenter servers and storage enclosures. WD Gold 10TB datacenter hard drives feature an optimized design over the existing WD Gold 8TB drives that helps reduce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of servers and storage systems through an 8 percent operating power reduction while delivering 25 percent more capacity. This benefits IT administrators challenged with keeping up with growing storage demands on limited budgets.
“It is Western Digital’s on-going goal to provide superior reliability and compelling value to the our enterprise customers,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, Western Digital. “WD Gold drives are a key component of the overall WD portfolio, providing power efficient, capacity-optimized storage for a wide range of high workload applications. The new 10TB capacity enables customers to efficiently deploy higher density storage solutions.”
WD Gold 10TB datacenter hard drives provide:
- Improved power efficiency – HelioSeal Technology delivers lower power with an increase in capacity. Power efficiency (watts/TB) during operation is improved up to 26 percent over the WD Gold 8TB drive.
- Better performance – Up to 21 percent sequential performance improvement over WD Gold 8TB datacenter drives
- High reliability – WD Gold drives incorporate best-of-breed design, manufacturing and test processes to achieve one of the highest reliability ratings in the industry – 2.5 million hours MTBF (8TB and 10TB offerings)
- Dedicated Premium Support Line– Western Digital offers a 24/7 premium support line for WD Gold drive customers and can be reached at U.S.: (855) 559-3733; International: +80055593733.
WD Gold 10TB hard drives (model number WD101KRYZ) are currently available at select U.S. distributors, resellers and through the WD Store.More information about the WD Gold hard drives and terms of the limited warranty may be found on the company website at www.wd.com.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Jun 13 2016, 8:40 am
Gearbest Big Promotional Event
Gearbest is having a big sale on tech for your needs. Get in there now and get your discount!
Announcement written by: Christoph Andreev on May 31 2016, 9:31 am
ZyXEL Enters Internet of Things Concept
As there is a great interest in the cloud-based services that synchronize and connect many devices under one organized cloud, there is a huge demand on the east hemisphere on connectivity in this, in the eastern hemisphere we have companies like Schneider Electric and Legrand in the French province of Europe. ZyXEL enters the automation market in a smart way.
When considering the maintenance that goes into a system that automates tasks around the house, these devices can get a bit overwhelming to casual enthusiasts such as device communication and sometimes firmware errors. ZyXEL brings the solution in a package that can potentially increase tech based jobs as well in the process!
From lighting controls to networking solutions ZyXEL begins their product line with a sturdy and fully functional centerpiece, the router/server. ZyXEL’s concern was centered over the ability to harmonize a complete system intelligently with a center “brain”. This systematic assembly could lead into a more intelligent AI based self-diagnosing system that is capable of managing the flow of data and fixing errors on the devices for optimal uptime. They plan on partnering with service providers to set up technicians that can access and diagnose the device from remote locations to remedy any networking issues. While the future looks very AI for ZyXEL as they are a strong software company, they want to also have consumer side control of the system providing a control panel software dashboard that lets the user him/herself diagnose the network. The system works with data points inside each device that can diagnose itself and use external tools from other devices to diagnose connections. This systematic self-optimizing system is what will set ZyXEL apart from the competitors. This software is named One Connect for its centric methodology of system management. More on the sofrware here from the creators.
As far as competitive concepts they lie strongly with hardware and secondarily on software. Many times i’ve used devices that sorely disappointed in user functionality and UI design of the main control software. With very limited functionality the market could switch towards ZyXEL’s side giving that their launch and initial products fit positively in the global market. (Make sure to stress test and get your testing team going!)
When the service ripens locally to your local internet service provider, these routers will be fully serviceable through remote entry and can alleviate a headache to the general user.
ZyXEL is also letting its hand into the mobile connectivity hotspot routers, the black colored Mifi Portable WAH7706 LTE portable router for complete mobility and the white LTE HomeSpot LTE4506 model for both home and mobile use with a large battery charge. Both devices are extremely tiny in size and comparable to a little larger than a credit card stretched in 3rd dimension about 10 cards. With such a compact design the ZyXEL Mifi Portable hotspot can be kept in any mobile storage seamlessly while having the convenience of an always on internet connection.
ZyXEL aims to release its products first in the UN and US and expand from there going to the middle eastern market. They also plan strongly on partnering with internet service providers in order to create a standard in the industry of tech support to consumer and corporate based levels for their line of products. While the mobile hotspots are currently in circulation, the smart home system is still in development still being expanded in functionality and capability. So far we were demoed a lighting system and network expansion within individual rooms with repeaters. More to come from ZyXEL.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on May 10 2016, 2:35 pm
Thermaltake has officially launched the new Reef, Riptide and Rift series hard tube LCS kits based around fitment to the Core P5 case.
These kits will fit many other Tt LCS Certified chassis but the focus is Core P5 which has the unique ability to show off components and custom tube work.
Thermaltake Pacific Series liquid cooling is designed for optimal cooling and silent operation.
Custom DIY cooling systems allows an exceptional mix of great performance and stunning aesthetics.
Each kit is designed to get you started into your custom liquid cooling adventure with the Core P5, just add the fans and coolant of your choice to complete your next epic liquid cooled experience!
Check out the kits and information here.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Apr 25 2016, 10:38 am
Take to the seas armed with BIOSTAR in your arsenal
April 25th, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan — BIOSTAR, in cooperation with Wargaming, proudly announces the superb gaming combination for World of Warship. Engage in historical, naval combat in this highly-anticipated free-to-play title and dominate the seas. World of Warships puts you in command of the most iconic warships in history as you take on other players in this exciting combat game.
Choose from four ship classes, upgrade your ship with a myriad of parts and commence your salvo against the enemy in an exciting battle of strategy and tactical gameplay that only World of Warships brings.
Announcement written by: Jason Jacobs on Apr 21 2016, 11:48 am
Design Collaboration by Thermaltake and Watermod France
Make Your Dream Come True With Thermaltake
Taipei, Taiwan—April 21, 2016 — Thermaltake is proud to announce the design collaboration with Mathieu Heredia, the co-owner of Watermod France and the winner of 2nd place in the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational Season 2, on the project
The Tower.Through the competition, Mathieu was one of most promising design talents. His unique way of thought and skills in modding was showcased for all to see when he turned the Thermaltake Core X9 E-ATX cube case into his own stunning creation, which he duly called
The Tower.To him, The Tower not only represents a new way to look into Casemod, but also his passion for innovation and his courage to take challenge. After five months of discussion, Thermaltake and Mathieu officially signed the agreement for this design collaboration in early April.
Mathieu was invited by Thermaltake to attend the Paris Game Week last year. At the exhibition, Mathieu shared the story behind his The Tower with Thermaltake and explained the design concepts to the team. During the conversation, his spirits for Casemod impressed Thermaltake team a lot. To promote Casemod movement and Mathieu’s modding spirits, Thermaltake determined to bring this collaboration to its fruition. (more…)